COVID-19: A Global Pandemic of 21st Century

  • Prabhakar Budholiya College of Pharmacy Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore (M.P.), India
  • Abdul Wajid Ali College of Pharmacy Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore (M.P.), India
  • Deepshikha Gunwan College of Pharmacy Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore (M.P.), India
  • Sana Sahil College of Pharmacy Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore (M.P.), India
  • C.K. Tyagi College of Pharmacy Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore (M.P.), India
  • Hemant Sharma College of Pharmacy Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore (M.P.), India


In last of 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started monitoring the outbreak of a new corona virus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes the respiratory illness now known as COVID-19. Authorities first identified the virus in Wuhan, China. More than 82542 case of Corona virus in China at 31 March 2020. Health authorities have identified many other people with COVID-19 around the world. On 31 March 2020, the virus spread more than 750890 People in the World. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a public health emergency relating to COVID-19. Since then, this strain has been diagnosed in several residents of world. The CDC have advised that it is likely to spread to more people. COVID-19 has affected at least 213 countries or territories or areas. The first people with COVID-19 had links to an animal and seafood market. This fact suggested that animals initially transmitted the virus to humans. However, people with a more recent diagnosis had no connections with or exposure to the market, confirming that humans can pass the virus to each other. Corona viruses will infect most people at some time during their lifetime. Corona viruses can mutate effectively, which makes them so contagious. Information on the virus is scarce at present. In the past, respiratory conditions that develop from corona viruses, such as SARS and MERS, have spread through close contacts. On 17 February 2020, the Director-General of the WHO presented at a media briefing the following updates on how often the symptoms of COVID-19.However, while some viruses are highly contagious, it is less clear how rapidly corona viruses will spread. Symptoms vary from person-to-person with COVID-19. It may produce few or no symptoms. However, it can also lead to severe illness and may be fatal. On 11 March 2020, WHO declared Novel Corona virus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak as a Pandemic.

Keywords: WHO, ICMR, SARS-CoV-2, Bats, Wuhan City, Pneumonia, Respiratory Infection, Pandemic

Keywords: WHO, ICMR, SARS-CoV-2, Pneumonia, Respiratory Infection, Pandemic, Bats


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Prabhakar Budholiya, College of Pharmacy Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore (M.P.), India

College of Pharmacy Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore (M.P.), India

Abdul Wajid Ali, College of Pharmacy Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore (M.P.), India

College of Pharmacy Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore (M.P.), India

Deepshikha Gunwan, College of Pharmacy Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore (M.P.), India

College of Pharmacy Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore (M.P.), India

Sana Sahil, College of Pharmacy Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore (M.P.), India

College of Pharmacy Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore (M.P.), India

C.K. Tyagi, College of Pharmacy Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore (M.P.), India

College of Pharmacy Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore (M.P.), India

Hemant Sharma, College of Pharmacy Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore (M.P.), India

College of Pharmacy Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore (M.P.), India


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Budholiya P, Ali AW, Gunwan D, Sahil S, Tyagi C, Sharma H. COVID-19: A Global Pandemic of 21st Century. JDDT [Internet]. 15Jun.2020 [cited 23Jan.2021];10(3-s):311-2. Available from: